Skip to main content

Reply to this post | See parent post | Go Back
View Post [edit]

Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Dec 13, 2012 8:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 12.12.12. Sandy Benefit Concert Live Stream

I guess... but take one of the songs he did last night, for example. The music he was rapping over was just a long sample of the horns from Curtis Mayfield's classic "Move on Up." How does doing that demonstrate talent?

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Dec 13, 2012 9:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 12.12.12. Sandy Benefit Concert Live Stream

That's my knock on a lot of rap "artists"... agree 100%. I prefer to think of this stuff as street poetry, not "music."

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: deadpolitics Date: Dec 13, 2012 2:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 12.12.12. Sandy Benefit Concert Live Stream

The making of the beat does take skill and artistic vision: sampling the horns, playing a bass and drum synth, mixing, and mastering the track, etc.

There is more to making that music than just pulling a sample, which in itself takes skill and musical taste to do right.

That being said, I don't think Kanye is a very talented rapper or poet. There are plenty of other rappers that don't produce their own music that I highly respect for their talents in lyric writing and vocal ability.

For example, these guys are great and are really fun to see live: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqqPyKumZqM

The sampling in this track is top notch. I often listen to the album this track is from, it's a tribute to The Big Lebowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3rfXWBcXOs

This post was modified by deadpolitics on 2012-12-13 22:24:47